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Guest Picks: Perfect Outdoor Living
Designer Bryn Alexandra Pulls Together a Collection of Chic Outdoor Pieces for the Season
Bryn Alexandra Interiors, LLC
I am an interior decorator in Charlotte, NC. I spend half my time running my own business, Bryn Alexandra Interiors, and the other half working at an interior design boutique called Isabella. I also write about design and my life on my blog, brynalexandra.blogspot.com.
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It's June and it's the perfect month to spend outside with your family and friends. Even though the heat is rising, I love going outside to relax and get some Vitamin D. I have collected some of my favorite outdoor living pieces that create the ultimate eclectic, casual yet sophisticated space. — Bryn from Bryn Alexandra Interiors
84" Belgian Slope Arm Outdoor Sofa - $3,395
Can you believe this sofa is an outdoor sofa? I can't! But it is :) I love the linen-like fabric and the sophisticated, traditional lines. It's as elegant as outdoor seating can get.
Portsmouth Motion Armchair - $573
I would flank two of these beautiful chairs on either side of the upholstered sofa. I love the sleek lines of the metal base.
Terracotta Garden Stool - $139
This stool is a new spin on the ceramic stools that have been really popular. It's made out of terracotta and reminds me of classic garden pots. The color is perfect! I'd use two of these stools as a "coffee table" in front of the sofa.
Rajputana Outdoor Rug - $29.99
I love that this outdoor rug doesn't scream "outdoor rug!" The blue is like the color of the sky on a beautiful warm Summer day.
Rustic Two-Drawer Console Table - $199
I LOVE this weathered wooden console table with the zinc-like top. It looks like something old that was found at a flea market (it can be your little secret that you bought it new). It would look really pretty with candles and potted plants.
Santa Maria Pendant | Pottery Barn - $249
This lantern looks like a pillar candle, but it's actually a bulb! I love the classic lines of the lantern and the new take on the light that makes you look twice.
Hampton Bay Wall-Mount Outdoor Lantern - $34.97
A classic, great outdoor light that is really reasonably priced (only $35). These would especially be great used at lake or beach house.
Colva Canopy Bed - $1,879
My in-laws live in Southern California and whenever we visit them I end up napping outside in the shade. So in my dream outdoor living space, I want a big outdoor daybed that I can spend warm afternoons napping in, just like this one!
Outdoor Swingasan Chair - $269.95
I originally saw this swinging chair at Pier 1 with a cushy throw pillow in it. I fell in love with it the second I saw it! It's so comfortable and just plain cool. I'm dreaming of it for my backyard :)
Designer Mod Ikat Pillow Cover - $22.95
Believe it or not, this is an outdoor pillow. I love that it doesn't look like an outdoor pillow and could easily be found inside, too.
Sunbrella® Phlox 20" Sq. Indoor-Outdoor Pillow - $33.96
To complement the blue ikat pillow and throw in some color, these outdoor purple pillows fit the bill. They go with the eclectic vibe of this outdoor living space that I have created.
Solid Outdoor Woven Pillows - $29
You can never have enough white! This little lumbar pillow would be great thrown into the pillow mix.
Coco Cove Outdoor Serving Cart - $199.95
An outdoor take on a traditional bar cart. This would be great for serving summertime margaritas!
Large Oyster Shell Lantern - $149
What a unique piece! A traditional black lantern but with beautiful shells on the top. It's all about the details.
Basket of Succulents - $35
I love succulents! This basket is so cute and is perfect for someone with a black thumb.
Very Old Stone Wall Lamp - $179
This is such a unique piece to add to your outdoor living space. I love anything old, especially something with a story. These are old stones taken from ruins in India! Aren't they gorgeous with candles inside?
Recycled-Glass Votive Holders - $4
The color palette of these candle holders are so beautiful and they go really well with the palette of this outdoor living space. I'm really loving these greens and blues lately.
Large Bronze Tapered Planter - $69.95
I love this modern yet traditional planter. (I actually have two of them at my house!). The shape and scale is really great and makes your plants stand out.
Three-Tier Iron Plant Rack - $119
What a stylish way to hold your favorite plants. It'd be especially great to keep all your potted herbs in one spot.
Porcelain Hurricanes, Dotted - $19
I adore these lanterns from West Elm. The small, pierced holes create a beautiful pattern when a candle is lit from inside. These would be so pretty on the weather wooden console table.